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Back stiffness

Conditions

Ankylosing spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of chronic (long-term) arthritis that affects parts of the spine, including bones, muscles and ligaments.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Back stiffness
  • Lower back pain
  • Buttock pain
  • Unusually tired
  • Swelling in many joints

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Ankylosing spondylitis.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Back pain

Back pain is very common and normally improves within a few weeks or months.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Back pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Back stiffness

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Back pain.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Important: Our website provides useful information but is not a substitute for medical advice. You should always seek the advice of your doctor when making decisions about your health.

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